HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 cc147-8W
74. Mr. Wilson Harris

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why he waived copyright to the publication entitled "The Digest of Hansard."

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Copyright in the OFFICIAL REPORT of Debates is never waived, but it is established practice that permission is never refused for the use of material in the OFFICIAL REPORT for any bona fide purpose. In this case application was properly made by the publishers of the new periodical to the Controller of the Stationery Office, and no objection was offered to the use of the OFFICIAL REPORT as a basis of compilation, provided that the unofficial, incomplete, and unauthoritative character of the digest was made clear to the public by a notice in every issue.

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